Necessary Things

Photo by: Roger Bultot

Randy sat beside a blanket with assorted objects he hoped to sell. The small business supported him pretty well through his homelessness. He’d been drug-free for five years, but now he wondered if those years eating magic mushrooms was coming back to haunt him.

“It’s simple,” said the child’s high-chair. “We’re aliens. Shape-shifters. Whenever a human touches us, we become whatever thing the person needs most.”

“So what happened?”

“A poor child’s parents couldn’t afford me.”

Randy turned to another alien. “And you?”

“My person had diabetes. Needed regular testing.”

“And what’s your story?” said Randy, turning to the penis pump.
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Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/09/16/autumn-house-cleaning/

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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15 Responses to Necessary Things

  1. Dora says:

    Not your Isaac Asimov-type aliens, but they’d fit right in with Men in Black.

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  2. Brilliant punch-line! I have to ask… if they meet an author, do the aliens turn into a well-stocked bank account?

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  3. msjadeli says:

    At least they are rather benign aliens. I love the line about the mushrooms. Maybe he was drinking aliens?

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  4. Dear Eric,

    Yep. I chose the right time to set my coffee down. 😉 I didn’t see that one coming. ROFL

    One to beam out,

    Rochelle

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  5. Sue says:

    That last line gave me a giggle😂 I can only imagine that story.

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  6. Bill says:

    “The pump looked up and asked, ‘who wants to know’?” ‘shooms explain so much. 🙂
    Definitely on the lighter side, Eric.

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  7. Ha Ha … POW – you got us. The last line totally unexpected.
    Have a great day … Be Safe
    Isadora 😎

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  8. oldentimes says:

    Well done! Loved this!

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  9. Am I allowed to ask what a penis pump is? I have obviously led too sheltered a life!

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  10. James McEwan says:

    At least Randy knows how to make friends with his surrounding objects. Pass me another mushroom.

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  11. draliman says:

    Somebody got a bit of a bad deal… 🙂

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  12. Love the punchline. Perfectly built up.

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  13. robprice59 says:

    Bam! Get that stitched. Clever punchline.

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